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  1. Civil service softens over criminal records

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Applicants for government jobs may not have to declare criminal convictions for much longer. The Legislative Council's security panel heard yesterday that the Civil Service Bureau was reviewing the requirement. Social workers had earlier told the panel the government was taking the lead in discriminating against people with criminal records. The social workers, from the Society ...

  2. We won't back civil service pay increases, says Liberal Party chief

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Dennis Eng The business-affiliated Liberal Party said yesterday it would not support pay rises for civil servants, saying their salaries were already higher than those ... to 5.59 per cent. After adjustments, the indicators for civil service pay increases range from 3.91 per cent to 4.96 per cent. A decision will be made by the Executive Council later. Liberal Party ...

  3. Offer of unpaid leave considered for civil servants

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The proposal would save the taxpayer more money, says Joseph Wong Long unpaid leave for civil servants is being considered by the government to help trim ... for a year or two if they wish. Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping said yesterday the proposal would help save taxpayers' money. 'The aim is to save manpower resources ...

  4. $328b bill for civil servants' leave and pensions

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The bill for civil servants' leave and pension entitlements is $328 billion, according to the government's new accounting system designed to determine its true liabilities and asset values. After years of trying to introduce the so-called accrual-based accounting system, the government finally revealed that the 170,000 civil servants had accumulated by last ...

  5. Spare the lower paid from salary cut

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... those earning, say, $25,000 per month ($750). In fact, the lower the wage, the bigger the impact of a cut on families because more money is used to cover basics. Perhaps Secretary for the Civil ... this gesture to the less well off in society. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED ...

  6. The government in the dock

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Major legal action launched against the government this year: April: Foreign domestic helpers seek a judicial review of the $400 monthly levy on employers, and corresponding wage cut. June: A judicial review filed by civil servants finds legislation allowing a pay cut did not breach their constitutional rights. July: A judicial review filed by the Society for the Protection ...

  7. Lost generation

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... companies offer fewer promotion prospects for new employees with tertiary education because the duties of senior executives are now shared by junior staff. With a hiring freeze in the civil service ... cohabitation or even celibacy. This will inevitably lead to a low birthrate. The overwhelming majority of our future generations will come from the mainland, not Hong Kong. Our society as a whole ...

  8. Council boss not guilty of threat

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The head of the Productivity Council was cleared yesterday of threatening to fire a union chairman if a sacked union member staged a protest against his dismissal. Kowloon City Court found Wilson Fung Wing-yip, 45, the council's executive d ...

  9. Pay cuts: there was no consensus

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article headlined 'Unions condemned for demanding halt to agreed pay cuts' (March 25). The hypocrisy of Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping concerning the civil service unions' demand to end civil servant pay cuts makes my blood boil. There was no consensus over pay cuts. A hastily arranged meeting was called one Saturday morning, ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pay discrepancy I note with interest the letter from Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph W. P. Wong ('Reform the civil service', September 10), which states that civil service ... far ahead of where they apparently should be. The indication is that some roles can only be justified on two-thirds of their existing pay. No wonder jobs in the civil service have for so long ...




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